Camden Expedition Scenic Highway and Proposed Scenic Byway

Here are the points of interest along the "Camden Expedition Scenic Highway" of the "Arkansas Red River Campaign of 1864":

Points of Interest plotted by Danny Stewart and Peggy Lloyd. Highway paths plotted by Joseph Jordan of the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Arkansas Red River Campaign Scenic Highway and Scenic Byway Steering Committee
Little Rock Arsenal
Sequence: 1 of 22
▷ The Little Rock Arsenal was both the beginning and ending point for Union troops in the Arkansas Red River Campaign of 1864.

In addition to the troops headed to the Red River, other troops were dispatched as a distraction toward Mount Elba, which we will visit when in Cleveland County.
▷ MacArthur Museum, Little Rock ARBegin at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E 9th Street, Little Rock. Behind the building are two markers, "The Camden Expedition" and "The Arsenal Crisis". The "Tower Building" at the Arsenal location is the last remaining building from the Civil War era.
▷ Exit MacArthur Park, E 9th St, Little Rock ARFrom the park, turn left (westward) onto 9th Street and go about one-half mile to Broadway Street/US 70. The Scenic Highway is Arkansas 5 from Little Rock to Benton; we will take the route that most-closely combines Arkansas 5 with the path followed by the Union Army.
▷ W9th St and Broadway, Little Rock ARTurn left (southward) onto Broadway Street and go about a half-mile to West 17th Street.
▷ Broadway & West 17th St, Little Rock ARTurn right (westward) onto West 17th Street for about 5 blocks, including a swing to the left (southwestward) then back to the right (westward). West 17th becomes Wright Avenue at Chester Street.
▷ West 17th Street becomes Wright Avenue, Little Rock ARContinue westward on Wright Avenue for about 1.0 mile.
▷ Wright Avenue becomes Asher Avenue, Little Rock ARContinue southwestward for about 2.5 miles when Wright Avenue becomes Asher Avenue.
▷ Asher Avenue becomes Colonel Glenn Rd, Little Rock ARContinue westward for about 2.2 miles when Asher becomes Colonel Glenn Road/Arkansas 5.
▷ Colonel Glenn Rd merges to Old Stage Coach Rd, Little Rock ARMerge left (southwestward) onto Colonel Glenn Road/Arkansas 5 for about 1.65 miles.
▷ David O. Dodd Elementary School, 6423 Stagecoach Rd, Little Rock ARDavid O. Dodd Elementary School is at 6423 Stagecoach Road. Continue westward another mile.
▷ Approximate locationAbout 10 miles from the start of the route, near the intersection of Stagecoach Road and I-430, is the location of the Ten Mile House. Continue westward on Stagecoach Road/Arkansas 5 for 7.1 miles.
▷ Arkansas 5 at Arkansas 183, Bryant ARAt the Arkansas 183 junction, continue westward on Arkansas 5 another 3.5 miles We'll be back here when we approach the end of the Campaign's route.
▷ Arkansas 5 becomes Military Rd just north of I-30 at Benton ARJust north of I-30 at Benton, Stagecoach becomes Military Road.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Benton Road.
Benton Road
Sequence: 2 of 22

▷ We previously began at The Little Rock Arsenal, ending on Arkansas 5 north of I-30 in Saline County, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 5 becomes Military Road just north of I-30 at Benton ARContinue southwestward over I-30 on Highway 5 which becomes Military Road. Travel about 1.7 miles to Lee Cemetery located on the left (southwest) side of Military Road.
▷ Lee Cemetery on Military Road, Benton ARContinue southwestward for about 1.2 miles on Military Road and bear left onto North Main Street. The Shoppach House is on the left (east side of road).
▷ Intersection near Shoppach House, Benton ARContinue southward on North Main Street about two blocks to Conway Street. Be in the right lane.
▷ N Main St at W Conway St, Benton ARIn order to circle around the courthouse, turn right on West Conway (this segment is one way westward). Get into the left lane.
▷ W Conway Street at N Market Street, Benton ARAt North Market Street, turn left on North Market (this segment is one way southward) for one block. Historic markers are on the grounds of the courthouse (left, eastern side of street). If parking is not available on S Market St, turn left into the right lane of W Sevier Street.
▷ N Market Street at W Sevier Street, Benton ARFrom W Sevier Street, travel one block southward (If you turned onto W Sevier Street, continue straight to the end of the block then turn right onto S Main Street for the one block).
▷ N Market Street at W South Street, Benton ARTurn right (westward) onto West South Street, and travel about 0.8 miles, bearing right to go over I-30.
▷ W South Street crossing over I-30, Benton ARStay left around a circle on the northwest side of the overpass, then veer right.
▷ W South St at I-30 Frontage Road, Benton ARReady to continue on W. South St/I-30 Frontage Road.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Saline River and Rural Saline County.
Saline River and Rural Saline County
Sequence: 3 of 22

▷ We previously began at Benton Road, ending on West South Street just west of I-30, which is our starting point. If necessary, this point can be reached by taking I-30 Exit 116 Sevier Street South Street from Little Rock.
▷ W South Street at I-30 Frontage Road, Benton ARFollow I-30 Frontage Road southwestward for about 0.4 mile.
▷ I-30 Frontage Rd at Arkansas 229, Saline Co ARTurn right (northward) when West South Street becomes Arkansas 229. Cross the Saline River about 0.2 mile later.
▷ Arkansas 229 crossing Saline River, Saline Co, ARContinue about 1.85 miles through more open country while making a swing from traveling northwest back to the southwest.
▷ Arkansas 229 becomes US 67 when crossing under I-30, Saline Co, ARThe road becomes US 67 when it passes under I-30. The route continues on IS 67 through Saline County for about 7.5 miles to county line.
▷ US 67 crosses Saline/Hot Spring County Line, ARThe Saline County / Hot Spring County line can also be reached from I-30 Exit 106 Old Military Road. It's about 0.4 miles south of the end of the off-ramp on the southeast side.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Hot Spring County and Rockport.
Hot Spring County and Rockport
Sequence: 4 of 22

▷ We previously began at Saline River and Rural Saline County, ending on US 67 at the Saline County / Hot Spring County line, which is our starting point.
▷ US67 crosses Saline/Hot Spring County Line, ARContinue on U.S. Hwy 67 about 8.5 miles.
▷ US 67 runs with US 270B, Malvern ARUS 67 runs with US 270B in Malvern for another 2.7 miles.
▷ US 270B at Main St, Malvern ARTurn right (northward) onto Main Street/US 270B, which becomes Martin Luther King Boulevard, and go about 1.9 miles.
▷ US 270B / Martin Luther Kind Blvd at Tanner Street, Malvern ARTurn left (westward) onto Tanner Street for about a half mile.
▷ Tanner St at Riverview Dr, Malvern ARTurn right (northward) onto Riverview Drive and proceed along the river, under I-30, about 3/4 miles to the Ouachita River Whitewater Park. The Union Army crossed the Ouachita on a pontoon bridge near here.
▷ Ouachita River Whitewater Park, Malvern ARBegin your return to US 67 using the same route, southward 3/4 miles to Tanner Street.
▷ Riverview Dr at Tanner Street, Malvern ARTurn left (eastward) 1/2 mile to U.S. 270B South/MLK.
▷ Tanner St at US 270B / Martin Luther Kind Blvd, Malvern ARTurn right (southward). But go only a quarter-mile.
▷ US 270B at Park Drive, Malvern ARTurn left onto Park Drive and immediately left to the parking spaces on Pavillion Drive.
▷ Park Drive at Pavilion Road, Malvern ARThe two-sided marker is located here. In order to leave the park, you may need to loop to the left (northward) then west on Rodeo Drive.
▷ Pavilion Road at US270B/MLK, Malvern ARLeave the park by turning left (southward) and continue along US 270B/MLK the remaining 1.6 miles to US 67.
▷ US 270B at US 67, Malvern ARTurn right (westward) onto US 67 South for 13.4 miles. Along the way you will pass Donaldson and cross the Ouachita River.
▷ US 67 at Arkansas 15, Clark Co ARAt County Road 15 / Midway Road, the Scenic Highway turns right (northward) for about 7.7 miles to Social Hill. This road follows the alignment of the original Military Road taken by the Union Army.
▷ Social Hill ARSocial Hill is just east of I-30 Exit 91. Return to US 67 by back-tracing your route.
▷ US 67 at Arkansas 15, Clark Co ARTurn right (or continue if you did not go to Social Hill) on US 67 south for 7.1 miles. Pass through Friendship before reaching Caddo Valley.
▷ US 67 merges with Arkansas 7, Caddo Valley ARAt the stop sign in Caddo Valley, US 67 merges with Arkansas 7 into Arkadelphia.

▷ The brings us to the next point of interest, Arkadelphia and Clark County.
Arkadelphia and Clark County
Sequence: 5 of 22

▷ We previously began at Hot Spring County and Rockport, ending at in Caddo Valley where US 67 joins with Arkansas 7, which is our starting point.
▷ US 67 at Arkansas 7, Caddo Valley ARTurn left (southward) onto US 67 for 550 feet. This point can also be reached by taking I-30 Exit 78 Caddo Valley.
▷ Diamond Lakes Regional Visitor Center, Caddo Valley ARA marker is located at the Diamond Lakes Regional Visitor Center. Continue on US 67 S for 0.5 mile, crossing Caddo River.
▷ US 67 at Old Military Road, Clark County ARAlthough not part of this route, Military Road leads westward, continuing across the center of the county into the hills in the western part of Clark County that borders the Little Missouri River. Steele proceeded with his army to Arkadelphia to await the arrival of Brigadier General John M. Thayer.to await the arrival of Brigadier General John M. Thayer.
▷ Old Military Road at US 67, Clark County ARContinue on US 67 South for 3.5 miles. In Arkadelphia city limits, US 67 is also North 10th Street.
▷ Barkman House, US 67 at Henderson St, Arkadelphia AROn the left (east side) is the Barkman House. Continue on 10th Street/US 67 for 0.2 miles to the intersection of US 67 and Pine Street/Dr. M. L. King Jr.
▷ US67/10th Street at Pine Street, Arkadelphia ARContinue (southward) to follow US 67 a total of 0.8 miles southward along North 10th Street.
▷ US67/10th Street at Caddo Street, Arkadelphia ARTurn left (eastward) onto Caddo Street for 4 blocks.
▷ US 67/Caddo Street at North 6th Street, Arkadelphia ARTurn right (southward) onto South 6th Street. Travel 0.4 miles to Laurel Street.
▷ US67/S 6th Street at Laurel Street, Arkadelphia ARTurn left (westward) onto Laurel Street the right (southward) into the parking lot on the north side.
▷ Clark County Historical Museum and Amtrak station, Arkadelphia ARThis is the Clark County Historical Museum and Amtrak station. Exit on the south side.
▷ Exiting museum/station on Walnut Street, ArkadelphiaTurn right (westward) onto Walnut Street (do not cross the railroad tracks to east).
▷ Walnut Street at US67/South 6th Street, Arkadelphia ARTurn right (northward) onto South 6th Street/US67 to make your way back to Pine Street.
▷ US 67/Caddo Street at US 67/North 10th Street, Arkadelphia ARTurn right (northward) onto North 10st Street.
▷ US 67/North 10th Street, ArkadelphiaTurn left (westward) onto Pine Street/Dr. M.L. King Jr. for about 2.1 miles, crossing I-30. Be in the left lane. This point can be reached by taking I-30 Exit 73 Arkadelphia.
▷ Pine Street at Arkansas 51S/26WJust west of I-30, use the left lane to turn left (westward) onto onto Arkansas 51 South/Arkansas 26 West. Travel about 9.5 miles toward Hollywood.
▷ Arkansas 26 at Arkansas 51 SBear right to stay on Arkansas 26 W toward Antoine for 4.8 miles.
▷ Arkansas 26 at Arkansas 53, Hollywood ARArrive in Hollywood at Arkansas 26/Arkansas 53.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest is Hollywood and Terre Noire Creek
Hollywood and Terre Noire Creek
Sequence: 6 of 22

▷ We previously began at Arkadelphia and Clark County, ending in the Clark County community of Hollywood, Arkansas, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 26 at Arkansas 52, Hollywood ARContinue westward on Arkansas 26 for 2.6 miles to Terre Noire Creek, the approximate location where the battle began.
▷ Terre Noire Creek, Clark Co ARContinue another 1.65 miles westward on Highway 26 to Halfway Cemetery Road (on the left, south side).
▷ Arkansas 26 at Clark County 269/Halfway Cemetery RdTurn left (southward) onto the gravel road for 0.1 miles to the cemetery.
▷ Halfway Cemetery, Clark County ARThis is where the Union Army passed. Halfway was a small community half way between Hollywood and Antoine in Pike County. Little remains now but the cemetery. Return to Arkansas 26.
▷ Clark County 269/Halfway Cemetery Road at Arkansas 26 WTurn left (westward) onto Arkansas 26 and travel 2.3 miles to Clark County 458, the other portion of Halfway Road.
▷ Arkansas 26 / Clark County 458 Junction, Clark County ARTurn left (southeastward) on Clark 458 for 1.4 miles.
▷ Smyrna United Methodist Church, Halfway Road/Clark County 458, Clark County ARSmyrna United Methodist Church is on the left (east). Return the 1.4 miles to Arkansas 26.
▷ Clark County 458 / Arkansas 26 Junction, Clark County ARTurn right (eastward) and travel about 5.1 miles, passing the Halfway Cemetery Road and crossing Terre Noire Creek along the way.
▷ Arkansas 26 at Davidson Campground Road/Clark County 11Turn right (southward) on Clark County Road 11/Davidson Campground Road. Travel 1.1 miles to the campground.
▷ Davidson Campground, Clark County ARUnion and Confederate troops skirmished at what is now Davidson Campground. Return 1.1 miles to Highway 26.
▷ Davidson Campground Rd/Clark County 11 at Arkansas 26, Clark Co ARTurn right (eastward) onto Arkansas 26 and travel 1.4 miles to Hollywood.
▷ Arkansas 26 at Arkansas 53, Hollywood ARArrive at the Arkansas 26/Arkansas 53 junction.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Okolona / Battle of the Bees.
Okolona / Battle of the Bees
Sequence: 7 of 22

▷ We previously began at Hollywood and Terre Noire Creek, and returned to the intersection of Arkansas 26 and Arkansas 53 in Hollywood, Arkansas, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 26 at Arkansas 53, Hollywood ARTurn right (southward) off Arkansas 26 onto Arkansas 53. Continue 3 miles along 53.
▷ Arkansas 53 joins Arkansas 51, Clark County ARTurn right (southwestward) on Arkansas 53/51 and travel 0.8 miles.
▷ Arkansas 51 splits from Arkansas 53, Clark County ARContinue straight (southwestward) on Arkansas 51 toward Okolona when Arkansas 53 splits. Drive 7.5 miles.
▷ Arkansas 51/North Main Street at West 1st Street, Okolona ARIn Okolona, turn right (westward) onto West First Street, travel about 0.15 miles.
▷ W 1st Street at Smyrna Road/Clark County 16, Okolona ARTurn right (northward) onto Smyrna Road. Travel 0.8 mile along this gravel road to the Battle of the Bees marker, located on the left (west) side of the road.
▷ Smyrna Road at W 1st S, Okolona ARReturn to N Main Street/Arkansas 51.
▷ W 1st Street at S Main Street/Arkansas 51, Okolona ARTurn right onto N Main Street/Arkansas 51. Travel a couple of blocks.
▷ Fire Department, Okolona ARThe Okolona Fire Department is on the east (left) side of Arkansas 51, just south of the post office. There is a double-sided marker near the metal building. Follow Arkansas 51 about 10.7 miles (crossing I-30 around 8.5 miles) to US Highway 67.

▷ This brings us to our next point of interest is Elkins' Ferry.
Elkins' Ferry
Sequence: 8 of 22

▷ We previously began at Okolona / Battle of the Bees, ending at the junction of Arkansas 51 and US 67 about 2.2 miles from I-30, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 51 at US 67, Clark Co ARTake the right (westward) on US 67 toward Prescott. Travel 2.3 miles.
▷ Little Missouri River Clark/Nevada Co LineCross the Little Missouri River, continue 5.5 miles to Nevada 37.
▷ US 67 at Nevada 37, Nevada Co ARTurn right (northward) on Nevada 37 and travel 4.4 miles, including crossing over I-30 and just past a curve to the right, to the church on the right (southeast from the road).
▷ Missionary Grove Baptist Church, Nevada 37, Nevada County ARThis is the location of a marker. Continue on Nevada 37 on gravel an additional 4.0 miles.
▷ Elkin's Ferry, Arkansas Game and Fish Boat Ramp, Nevada 37, Nevada County ARCAUTION: Road may be flooded and ends in water. Continue northward on Nevada 37, a gravel road, for an additional 4.0 miles to the Arkansas Game and Fish boat ramp at the Elkins' Ferry Battlefield. Return 12.4 miles to U.S. 67.
▷ Nevada 37 at US 67, Nevada County ARTurn right (southwestward) onto US 67 for 1.7 miles into downtown Prescott.
▷ US 67/West 1st Street N at US 371/North Main St, Prescott ARAt the junction of US 67 and US 371 is a mural. Turn right (northward) onto US 371/North Main Street.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Prairie D'Ane / Battle of Gum Grove.
Prairie D'Ane / Battle of Gum Grove
Sequence: 9 of 22

▷ We previously began at Elkins' Ferry, ending at the junction of US 67 and US 371 at a mural in downtown Prescott, which is our starting point.
▷ US 67 at US 371/N Main Street, Prescott ARTravel on US 371/ North Main Street northward for 0.4 miles, rounding a curve to the right.
▷ US 371/N Main Street at Arkansas 19, Prescott ARContinue straight onto Arkansas 19 and continue 2.1 miles, crossing Interstate 30. On the west side is the site of the Prairie D'Ane battle, and the point at which the Union Army first entered the battlefield. This point can be reached on I-30 exit 46. Return along US 371 for 2.1 miles.
▷ Prairie D'Ane Battlefield, Prescott ARThe battlefield extends to the west, north of the interstate. However, there have been no roads that lead from the east side to the west side. Therefore, return along Arkansas 19 to the US 371 junction.
▷ Arkansas 19 at US 371, Prescott ARTurn right (westward) onto US 371/Greenlawn Street and travel about 2.5 miles, crossing Interstate 30. There's a marker at the truck stop. This point can be reached on I-30 exit 44.
▷ US 371 at Nevada 30, Prescott ARTurn right (north) onto Nevada 30, the western boundary of the truck stop. Just past the pavement and along the gravel portion of this road is a panoramic view of the prairie.
▷ End of Battlefield, Nevada County ArAfter a mile, certainly by 1.5 miles, you are past the battlefield, so turnaround and go back the 1.5 miles to U.S. 371.
▷ Nevada 30 at US 371, Prescott ARTurn left (eastward) onto US 371 and drive back toward US 67. It's 2.5 miles to the stop sign at US 371 and Arkansas 19.
▷ U.S. 371/Greenlawn at Ark 19/N Main St, Prescott ARTurn right (southeastward) to stay on U.S. 371, making the left curve and traveling 0.4 miles to the mural corner at U.S. 371/N Main St and U.S. 67/W 1st St.
▷ Arkansas 24/N Main Street at US 67/West 1st Street, Prescott ARTurn left (southwestward) onto US 67 S and travel 3.5 blocks to the Nevada County Depot and Museum.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Washington.
Washington
Sequence: 10 of 22

▷ We previously visited Prairie D'Ane / Battle of Gum Grove and the Nevada County Depot and Museum on US 67 in Prescott, which is our starting point.
▷ Nevada County Depot and Museum, Prescott ARContinue southwestward on US 67 for 0.4 mile and turn right (northwestward) onto Arkansas 332.
▷ US 67 at Arkansas 332, Prescott ARFollow 332 for 11.2 miles through open pasture lands, across I-30 and the southwest portion of Prairie D'Ane into the woodlands of Hempstead County to the village of DeAnn.
▷ Arkansas 332 at Hempstead 212, DeAnn, Hempstead County ARContinue on Arkansas 332 for 1.1 miles to Arkansas 29. At this point, segments of the old Camden-to-Washington Stagecoach Road are not on paved roads or are not part of the modern road network. Therefore, an alternative route is necessary.
▷ Arkansas 332 at Arkansas 29, Hempstead County ARTurn left (southward) on Arkansas 29 and travel 5.4 miles to reach Arkansas 32.
▷ Arkansas 29 at Arkansas 32, Hempstead County ARTo continue your journey via the city of Hope, Arkansas, turn left (southward) onto Arkansas 32 for 1.2 miles into northern Hope, crossing I-30.
▷ Arkansas 32/N Hazel Street at US 278/W Commerce/Clinton Bypass, Hope ARTurn right (westward) onto W Commerce Blvd (Bill Clinton Bypass/U.S. 278) and continue 3/4 mile to the North Hervey Street intersection. Note: At this intersection, you are about a mile from the National Park Service's Bill Clinton Birthplace site. To get there (not part of this Scenic Highway), turn left (southeastward), go under the mainline railroad underpass, and the site is on the left (east).
▷ US 278/W Commerce at US 278/N Hervey Street, Hope ARTo continue to Washington, turn right at US 278/N Hervey Street and travel over I-30 for 8.5 miles into Historic Washington State Park.
▷ Hope Municipal Airport, Arkansas 278 at Arkansas 32, Hempstead County, ARThe Hope Municipal Airport is the south side of Highway 278 and dates from World War II as part of the Southwest Proving Ground established near Hope.
▷ US 278/Columbus Street at Arkansas 195 at Franklin Street, Washington ARIn Washington, at the junction of US 278 and Arkansas 195, turn right (eastward) onto Franklin Street and travel for three blocks.
▷ Franklin Street at Hamilton Street, Washington ARThe 1836 Courthouse is on the right (southeast), with parking available on the southwest side of the Courthouse. Return to Highway 278.
▷ Franklin Street at US 278, Washington ARTurn right (northwestward) onto US 278 for 0.4 mile to Carrigan St and the Washington Cemetery.
▷ Washington Cemetery, Washington ARThe Washington Cemetery is on the left (south) side of US 278 and a historic marker is near the highway. Return to Arkansas 332/US 67 in Prescott by (a) reversing the path along the Camden Expedition Scenic Byway, or (b) following US 278 East to Hope, then eastward onto I-30, or (c) following US 278 into Hope, passing the Bill Clinton Birthplace site, and then left (eastward) onto US 67 and northeastward to Prescott.
▷ Arkansas 332/US 67, Prescott ARTravel eastward on US 67 a few blocks to the intersection of Arkansas 24 (at the mural).
▷ US 67 at Arkansas 24, Prescott ARTurn right (southeastward) onto Arkansas 24/N Main Street.
▷ Railroad Crossing, Prescott ARCrossing the railroad track becomes Arkansas 24/S Main Street. Travel southeastward for 0.7 mile to the point where the curve begins.

▷ This brings us ready to proceed to the next point of interest, Moscow.
Moscow
Sequence: 11 of 22

▷ We previously began at Washington, ending on Arkansas 24 at Cale Road/Ash Street in Prescott, which is our starting point.
▷ Ark 24/S Main St at Ash Street/Cale Road, Prescott ARTurning right onto Ash Street then immediately go straight (southeastward) onto Cale Road / Nevada 23 and travel southeastward and southerly 1.5 miles to the Moscow Church and Cemetery.
▷ Moscow Church and Cemetery, Nevada County ARMarkers interpret the final fighting at Prairie D'Ane. Use Cale Road/Nevada 23 to return 1.5 miles to Arkansas 24.

▷ This brings us ready to proceed to the next point of interest, Bluff City.
Bluff City
Sequence: 12 of 22

▷ We previously visited Moscow, ending on Arkansas 24 at the junction of Ash Street, about 0.7 miles southwest of the junction of US 371/US 67 in Prescott, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 24/S Main Street at Ash Street, Prescott ARTravel eastward on Arkansas 24 for 18.4 miles, passing the Arkansas 299 junction shortly after entering Bluff City.
▷ Bluff City Cemetery, Arkansas 24 at Nevada 27, Bluff City ARThe Bluff City Cemetery is on the left (north side). Return along Arkansas 24 about 0.3 mile to the Arkansas 299 junction.
▷ Arkansas 24 at 299, Bluff City ARTurn left at Arkansas 299 and travel 500 feet.
▷ Arkansas 299 at Arkansas 387, Bluff City ARPrepare to turn left onto Arkansas 387.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, White Oak Lake State Park.
White Oak Lake State Park
Sequence: 13 of 22

▷ We previously reached the Arkansas 299/387 junction, just south of Arkansas 24 in Bluff City, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 299 at Arkansas 387, Bluff City ARTurn left (southeastward) at the Y onto Arkansas 387 toward White Oak Lake State Park and Poison Spring State Park. Drive 2.3 miles.
▷ White Oak State Park Visitor Center, Nevada County ARContinue another 2.7 miles along 387 to pass between the two lakes.
▷ Upper White Oak Lake Boat Ramp, Ouachita County ARArrive at the boat ramp for Upper White Oak Lake (on the left, north side).

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Poison Spring.
Poison Spring
Sequence: 14 of 22

▷ We previously visited White Oak Lake State Park and finished at the boat ramp, which is our starting point.
▷ Upper White Oak Lake Boat Ramp, Ouachita County ARContinue on Arkansas 387 about 1.6 miles uphill to the stop sign at Arkansas 57. Highway 387 is scenic as it winds around the lake and then climbs to higher ground in the piney woods of the Western Gulf Coastal Plain in southern Arkansas.
▷ Arkansas 387 becomes Arkansas 76 at Arkansas 57, Ouachita County ARContinue straight onto Arkansas 76, driving 2.3 miles.
▷ Poison Spring Fire Tower, Ouachita County ARThe Poison Spring Fire Tower (on the left, north side of the highway, across from a tall white cylindrical water tower). Proceed another 1.5 miles.
▷ Poison Spring State Park, Ouachita County ARPoison Spring State Park (on the left, north side). Continue eastward on Arkansas 76 for 2.8 miles.
▷ Arkansas 76 at Arkansas 24, Ouachita County ARTurn right (eastward) on Highway 24 and follow it for 6.3 miles.

▷ This brings us to our next point of interest, Camden.
Camden
Sequence: 15 of 22

▷ We previously visited Poison Spring and made our way to Camden, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 24 at Arkansas 278 and Arkansas 278B/Washington Street, Camden ARBear left to follow US 278B/Washington Street for 2.0 miles into Camden.
▷ US278/West Washington Street at California Avenue NW, Camden ARAt the church, stay on US 278B by turning right (southward) at California Avenue NW for about 150 feet.
▷ California Avenue SW at US 79 N/W Washington Street, Camden ARTurn left (eastward) onto US 79 North/W Washington Street for 0.3 mile (about 4 blocks). Continue straight (eastward) on W Washington Street when US 79 turns left. Adams Street is the next block.
▷ US 79N/W Washington Street at N Adams Avenue, Camden ARTurn left (north) onto N Adams Avenue for one block.
▷ N Adams Avenue at Van Buren Street NE/US 79BTurn right (eastward) onto Van Buren Street NE/US 79B for 0.3 miles.
▷ Van Buren Street NE at East Washington Street, Camden ARUS 79B/Van Buren Street NE turns left (northerly) to merge with East Washington Street. Continue 0.3 mile.
▷ Sandy Beach ParkContinue along US79B another 0.4 miles, using the Ben Laney Bridge to cross the Ouachita River.
▷ US 79B at Arkansas 7, just east of the Ben Laney Bridge, Camden ARTurn left onto Arkansas 7. Immediately on the left is access to the Ouachita River with about 0.3 mile of access road.
▷ Ouachita River Access, Camden ARUse the access road to turn around and go back to US 79B.
▷ Arkansas 7 at US 79B, just east of the Ben Laney Bridge, Camden ARTurn right (westward) onto US 79B and follow it 1 mile back into Camden, bearing right onto Van Buren Street.
▷ Van Buren St NE at Monroe AvenueTurn right (northward) onto Monroe Avenue for 0.8 miles.
▷ Fort Lookout/Redoubt A, Monroe Street at Rogers Street SW, Camden ARThe marker on the left (northwest corner) describes "Fort Lookout" or "Redoubt A". Turn left (westward) onto Rogers Street SW for 0.3 mile. Caution: Private Property, Do Not Access: The steep drive up the tree-covered side of the hill leads to the vantage point overlooking the Ouachita River. It's a residence owned by the McCollum-Chidester House Museum.
▷ Rogers Street NW at Gravel Pit Road NW/Henry Wesley, Sr Drive NW, Camden ARTurn left onto Gravel Pit Road NW/Henry Wesley, Sr Drive NW for 0.2 mile.
▷ Gravel Pit Road/Henry Wesley, Sr Drive NW at Maul Rd NW, Camden ARTurn left (southeastward) onto Maul Rd NW and travel 350 feet to the next intersection.
▷ Maul Road at Greenwood Avenue NW, Camden ARTurn right onto Greenwood Avenue NW. Immediately to the right on the southwest corner of the intersection is the site of a marker for Redoubt B. Redoubt B is located on the ridge in what is now the higher portion of the Greenwood Cemetery. Continue southward on Greenwood Avenue NW to the corner of the cemetery at Vanderbilt.
▷ Greenwood Avenue NW at Vanderbilt, Camden ARTurn right (west) onto Vanderbilt for one block.
▷ Vanderbilt at Cleveland Avenue NW, Camden ARTurn left (south) onto Cleveland Avenue NW for about 1/3 mile to McCullough St. NW.
▷ Cleveland Avenue NW at McCullough Street NWThe Redoubt C marker is at this intersection. Return to the Greenwood Cemetery and Maul Road.
▷ Greenwood Cemetery NW at Maul Road, Camden ARTurn right onto Maul Road for 0.2 mile.
▷ Confederate Cemetery, Maul Road NW at Spring Avenue NW, Camden ARConfederate Cemetery is on the left (north side). Continue southeastward on Maul Road another 0.2 miles.
▷ Oakland Cemtery, Maul Road NW, Camden AROakland Cemetery is on the left (north side). Continue on Maul Road onto N Adams Avenue for 0.2 mile.
▷ N Adams Avenue at Hildreth Street NW, Camden ARThe Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker is near Williams Funeral Home on North Adams. Continue on Adams Avenue for 0.4 mile.
▷ N Adams Ave at Washington Street, Camden ARTurn right (west) onto Washington Street for 0.3 mile.
▷ W Washington Street at California Avenue NW, Camden ARJust past the post office, turn left (south) onto California Avenue SW for three blocks (0.2 mile).
▷ Powell-Dietrich House, 305 California, Camden ARThe Powell-Dietrich House is at 305 California (on the left, east side). Continue on California Ave SW for about 500 feet (0.1 mile).
▷ California Avenue SW at Willow Street SW, Camden ARThe marker for "Fort Southerland" or "Redoubt D" is at the street, near Walgreen Pharmacy. Continue on California Avenue SW another 500 feet (0.1 mile).
▷ California Avenue SW at Grinstead Street SW, Camden ARTurn left (eastward) onto East Grinstead Street for 1.2 miles (curves right to the south about halfway).
▷ Grinstead Street SW at Bradley Ferry Road, Camden ARTurn left (southeastward) on Bradley Ferry Road for 150 feet to Progress Street.
▷ Bradley Ferry Road at Progress Street, Camden ARAt the corner of Fort Southerland Park is the "Fort Diamond" or "Redoubt E" marker. Travel eastward on Bradley Ferry Road about 650 feet (0.15 mile) to U.S. 79.

▷ This brings us ready to proceed toward the next point of interest, Marks' Mill.
Marks' Mills
Sequence: 16 of 22

▷ We previously ended at Fort Southerland Park in Camden at US 79, which is our starting point.
▷ Bradley Ferry Rd at U.S. 79, Camden ARTake US 79 for 30.1 miles, traveling over the Ouachita River, through northeast Ouachita county and northern Calhoun County and southeastern Dallas County to Fordyce.
▷ US 79 at Arkansas 8/N Edgar Street, Fordyce ARTurn right onto Arkansas 8/North Edgar Street for 0.9 mile.
▷ N Edgar Street at W 4th Street, Fordyce ARTurn left (east) onto 4th Street/US 79B for 0.65 mile (there's a left curve).
▷ Arkansas 8 /W 4th Street at N Main Street, Fordyce ARif you like, turn right (south) on North Main Street to visit points of interest in the 200 block of North Main Street. Restaurants, fast food, gas, shopping and some motel accommodations, if desired, are available along US 79, Arkansas 8 and in downtown Fordyce. Return to East 4th Street turning right (eastward).
▷ N Main Street at E 4th Street, Fordyce ARFollow Arkansas 8 (which includes 4th Street, U.S. 79B, and Morton Street) for 9.6 miles.
▷ Marks Mill Battleground State Park, Arkansas 8 at Arkansas 97 79, Cleveland County ARMarks' Mills Battleground State Park is at the junction of Arkansas 8 and Arkansas 97 in Cleveland County. Turn left (northward) onto Arkansas 97 for 0.9 mile.
▷ Arkansas 97 at Marks Cemetery Road, Cleveland County ARTurn right (eastward) onto Marks Cemetery Road. Continue on the Marks Cemetery Road 0.9 mile.
▷ Marks Cemetery Road at Old Camden Road, Cleveland County ARTurn right (southward) on the Old Camden Road, turn right (southward) and travel about 0.8 mile (the road makes a sharp left to the east around 1/2 mile).
▷ Marks Cemetery, Cleveland County ARAt the Marks Cemetery, return the 0.7 mile to the Marks Cemetery Road.
▷ Old Camden Road at Marks Cemetery Road, Cleveland County ARTurn right (eastward) for less than 500 feet.
▷ Marks Cemetery Road at McAllister Road, Cleveland County ARVeer left (northward) at the fork to stay on the Marks Cemetery Road for 2.4 miles (winding northeastward).
▷ Marks Cemetery Road at Arkansas 179, Cleveland County ARThis brings us to Hebron Methodist Church located on the east side of Arkansas 189.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Mt. Elba.
Mount Elba
Sequence: 17 of 22

▷ Following the Scenic Highway, we previously began at Marks' Mills, ending at Marks Cemetery Road at Arkansas 179 in Cleveland County and the Hebron Methodist Church, which is our starting point for the next portion of the Scenic Highway.

We also reference the beginning of the Red River Campaign at Little Rock on March 23, because it was around that time that one group of Union troops were sent to the Mt. Elba vicinity. It would be almost a month before troops who had advanced toward the Red River would be back in this vicinity. We visit Mt. Elba now merely for geographic convenience, since we are nearby.
▷ Marks Cemetery Road at Arkansas 179, Cleveland County ARFrom Marks Cemetery Road, at Hebron Methodist Church, turn right (eastward) on Arkansas 189 and proceed about 0.2 mile.
▷ Arkansas 179 at Mt Elba Cutoff, Cleveland County ARVeer left (eastward) at the curve onto Mt Elba Cutoff. Proceed 0.8 mile.
▷ Mt. Elba Cutoff becomes Mt. Elba Road/Breck Attwood Rd, Cleveland County ARCAUTION: Flood waters may be present or the road may be very muddy; turn back if necessary. Otherwise, proceed along Mt. Elba Road into the river bottoms for 3.8 more miles to the point where Frazier's Creek empties into the Saline River.
▷ Frazier Creek, Cleveland County ARReturn the 4.6 miles to Arkansas 189.
▷ Mt Elba Cutoff at Arkansas 189, Cleveland County ARTurn right onto Arkansas 189 and proceed 5.4 miles to Kingsland.
▷ Arkansas 189 merges with Arkansas 97, Kingsland ARStay on Arkansas 189/Arkansas 97 to the right (northward) for half a mile, crossing the railroad.
▷ Arkansas 189/Arkansas 97 at N 1st Street, Kingsland ARTurn left (westward) on Arkansas 189/N 1st Street for 0.6 mile.
▷ Arkansas 189/N 1st Street at US 79, Kingsland ARTurn left (westward) on Highway 79 and proceed about 7.9 miles.
▷ US 79/US 167 at Arkansas 8, Fordyce ARUS 79/US 167 at Arkansas 8, Fordyce.

▷ This brings us ready to proceed to the next point of interest, Princeton.
Princeton
Sequence: 18 of 22

▷ We were last at Mt. Elba and had returned to the junction of US 79/US 167 and Arkansas 8 in Fordyce, which is our starting point.
▷ US 79/US 167 at Arkansas 8, Fordyce ARTurn right (northward) onto Arkansas 8 toward Princeton for 15.5 miles.
▷ Arkansas 8 at Arkansas 9, Dallas County ARTurn right (northward) onto Arkansas 8/Arkansas 9 for 1.9 more miles into Princeton, Arkansas.
▷ Arkansas 9 at Arkansas 8, Princeton ARContinue straight (northward) on Highway 9 north 8.1 miles to the north side of Tulip.
▷ Arkansas 9 at Arkansas 46, Dallas County ARTurn right (eastward) on Arkansas 46 and continue 5.7 miles (Highway 46 merges with 12th Avenue in Leola).
▷ Arkansas 46 at Grant 1/Old Camden Rd, Leola ARTurn right (southward) onto Cunningham St/Grant County Road 1/Old Camden Rd for 1.5 miles.
▷ Grant 1 becomes Dallas 409, Dallas County ARContinue 1/4 mile, bearing right, when Grant 1 becomes Dallas 409.
▷ Dallas 409 at Phillips Trail, Dallas County ARPhillips Trail branches off (to the right) about 1/2 mile before the approximate site of the skirmish at Guesses Creek. There's a marker at the site of the Cannonball House. Return the 1.9 miles to Arkansas 46/12th Avenue.
▷ Grant 1 at Arkansas 46, Leola ARPrepare to turn right (eastward) onto Arkansas 46.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Saline Bottoms.
Saline Bottoms
Sequence: 19 of 22

▷ We previously began at Princeton, ending on Arkansas 46 at Leola, which is our starting point.
▷ Grant 1 at Arkansas 46, Leola ARTurn right (eastward) onto Arkansas 46 for 3 blocks (0.2 mile).
▷ Arkansas 46/12th Avenue at Main Street, Leola ARTurn left (north) onto Main Street for 0.7 mile.
▷ Arkansas 46/Main Street at Arkansas 229, Leola ArBear right (northeast) to stay on Arkansas 46 for 0.5 mile.
▷ Arkansas 46 at Grant County 6, Grant County ARTurn left (north) onto Grant 6, a total of 1.5 miles, through piney wood and past fields, including a left (westward) curve, followed by another left (southwestward) curve.
▷ Grant 1 at Arkansas 46, Leola AR 229, Grant County ARTurn left (south) on Arkansas 229 for about 300 feet. The Confederate Headquarters/Confederate Flank Attack, Civil War Sesquicentennial marker, is on the left.
▷ Confederate Headquarters/Confederate Flank Attack Marker, Leola ARProceed southward for 0.6 mile to the intersection of Arkansas 229 and Arkansas 46.
▷ Arkansas 229 at Arkansas 46, Leola ARAt the Arkansas 229/Arkansas 46 junction, turn left onto Arkansas 46 toward Sheridan for 3.7 miles.
▷ Jenkins' Ferry State ParkArrive at Jenkins Ferry State Park.

▷ This brings us to the next point of interest, Jenkins' Ferry.
Jenkins' Ferry
Sequence: 20 of 22

▷ We were last in the Saline Bottoms, ending at Leola, which is our starting point.
▷ Jenkins' Ferry State ParkThe park is on the left (north) side. Turn left (northeast) for 1.9 miles.
▷ Arkansas 46 at Arkansas 291Junction Arkansas 291.

▷ This brings us ready to turn toward the next point of interest, Whitten's Mill.
Prattsville and Whitten's Mill
Sequence: 21 of 22

▷ We previously began at Jenkins' Ferry, ending on Arkansas 46 at the Arkansas 291 junction, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 46 at Arkansas 291There are two markers at this intersection, "Refugee Children" and "Supplies Destroyed". Turn left (initally west then northward) for 6.2 miles.
▷ Arkansas 291 at US 270 in PrattsvilleWhitten's Mill was near Prattsville. There are two markers at the Community Center. Return along Arkansas 291 to Arkansas 46.
▷ Arkansas 291 at Arkansas 46, Grant County ARTurn left (northeastward) on Arkansas 46 for 8.6 miles into Sheridan.
▷ Arkansas 46 at Shackleford Street, Sheridan ARAt Shackleford Street, turn left (northward) for about 0.2 mile to the Grant County Museum.
▷ Shackleford Street at Arkansas 46, Sheridan ARTurn left (northeastward) onto Arkansas 46 for 1 mile

▷ This prepares us for traveling to the next point of interest, Little Rock.
Little Rock
Sequence: 22 of 22

▷ We previously began at Whitten's Mill, finishing in Sheridan, which is our starting point.
▷ Arkansas 46 at US 270/W Center Street, Sheridan ARTurn right (eastward) at Center Street/US 270 for three blocks.
▷ US 270/W Center Street at Arkansas 35, Sheridan ARTurn left (northward) approximately 4 blocks.
▷ Arkansas 35/W Vine Street at Arkansas 35/N Arch Street, Sheridan ARTurn right (north) on Arkansas 35 for 21.4 miles.
▷ Arkansas 35 at Arkansas 183Turn right (eastward) on Arkansas 183 through Bauxite for 4.1 miles.
▷ Arkansas 183 becomes Reynolds RoadFollow the highway through the left curve (northward) then travel 5.1 miles.
▷ Arkansas 183/Reynolds Road at Arkansas 5/Old Stagecoach Road, Pulaski County ARReaching Arkanas 5 is the last of the highway system. If you like, you may return to the MacArthur Musem in Little Rock, about 18-20 miles away.
▷ MacArthur Museum, Little Rock ARThe "Arkansas Red River Campaign of 1864" or "Camden Expedition" ended where it began, at the Little Rock Arsenal.

▷ This brings us back to the point at which we began, Little Rock Arsenal.

Camden Expedition Scenic Highway and Proposed Scenic Byway